Clematis heracleifolia var. davidiana 'Wyevale'
A small deciduous sub-shrub with lax stems bearing broad dark green leaflets. Fragrant single tubular flowers 4cm in width are deep mid-blue with four frilly margined recurved sepals and yellow stamens. Flowers mid summer to early autumn.
Ultimate height0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread0.5–1 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
Colour & scent
- Full sun
West–facing or South–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
Clematis can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs or herbaceous perennials, mostly climbing by twining leaf-stalks, and often with showy flowers. Some have attractive fluffy seedheads in autumn
- Name status
- Horticultural Group
- Heracleifolia Group consists of deciduous, woody-based sub-shrubs with erect or climbing stems, sometimes herbaceous, ternate or pinnate leaves, and narrowly bell-shaped or starry flowers on the current year's growth in summer and autumn
How to grow
Plant in a moisture-retentive, well-drained soil. Keep the base of the plant and roots cool and shaded by other plants or a layer of pebbles or flat stones at the base. Plant with the crown of the clematis at soil level. Mulch in late winter with garden compost or well-rotted manure, avoiding the immediate crown. Ideal for a border where it can be supported by other plants
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Wall side borders
May suffer from clematis slime flux
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